An excellent way to support LoonCorps projects in Northern Michigan is to host of one of several film presentations I offer at your place of business. I have shown these anywhere from the corner space at the Purple Crayon Bookstore in Cheboygan to the Midland Cinema for the Chippewa Nature Center. Numerous Audubon Chapters, Visitor Centers, schools, libraries, and outdoor stores, such as The Outfitter Harbor Springs, have hosted presentations such as:

The Uncommon Loon, an hour-long film that follows a loon family through a typical nesting season, where viewers can experience the lives of loons close-up, the challenges they face, and other creatures that share their habitat.

Adventures in Loon Banding: highlighting banding programs across Michigan and showing how loons are captured, their migratory routes, and where they spend the winter. I travel with two loon-tagging teams, one that bands loons for identification on breeding lakes; another that implants a transmitting device, signaling where that loon is any given day. Both teams use electronic devices that record loon dive depths during migration, wintering, and on their territories, so biologists can tell what they’re feeding on, where, and how that impacts the severity of Avian Botulism.

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Biologist Joe Kaplan, Chris Williams & friend hold a newly-banded loon chick on Emmet County's Round Lake

Biologist Joe Kaplan, Chris Williams & friend hold a newly-banded loon chick on Emmet County’s Round Lake

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